Yeah... 2012ish?- So I had two Forth Gen VFRs.
I was making both absolutely exactly the same. I had two Corbin seats since this was the only company who made an aftermarket seat in the 90's for the VFR.
I called for days along with sending e-mails. After a week of not being able to communicate with a human, I picked up the phone and got someone a Sergent's on the first try.
I told them what I wanted then sent the seats, one week later I had two beautiful Corbin seats with new covers and Sargent's badging.
2003- One morning my wife and I went to the Corbin store in Daytona to get her a new seat for her SV650s.
We went in the store touched the seat, inquired about purchasing the seat and were told they could not sell anything that day... Saturday? We left...
We bought the Suzuki gel seat instead.
I started shopping with Sargent's in 2002.Carbon Fiber mono for a Ducati 996. Their fit and finish is superb. Corbin is excelent quality, but I feel they are not there when you need them. I have heard the same stories as mine on other forums.
We are still in America, so you can buy from whomever you wish... Until Bernie or Hilary take office. Then everything will come from China because Americans won't have jobs.